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    Another outstanding performance by Valančiūnas in Hospitalitet 33pts(10/13, 0/1, 13/16)+9Rb+4Blck+12 Rv.fouls with 50rkg

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    Valančiūnas goes to Rytas. Do you think he's ready? Personally, I think this might be good for him, but Kurtinaitis must be willing to give the guy at least 15-20 minutes per game in not important LKL and BBL games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gytaz View Post
    Valančiūnas goes to Rytas. Do you think he's ready? Personally, I think this might be good for him, but Kurtinaitis must be willing to give the guy at least 15-20 minutes per game in not important LKL and BBL games.
    Majority of the games left are not important/easily winable. I think Valančiūnas will get his fair share of minutes, and I'm very excited about that. On the other hand, I'm not so sure about Bajramovič signing, if Rytas keeps Baynes. Maybe Kenan was just a real bargain at this time of the year?

    All in all, Rytas chances to prevail against algiris are once again looking not so bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kecal View Post
    On the other hand, I'm not so sure about Bajramovič signing, if Rytas keeps Baynes.
    He was signed looking forward to the upcoming season.
    P.S. Nothing oficial, but I've heard some talks that Baynes' gonna stay for the
    2010/11 season as well.
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    Great Valanciunas's debut in Lietuvos Rytas. He was the best scorer against Techasas in LKL game.

    18 points (20 min, 8/11 2pt, 2/3 ft, 5 reb, 20 eff)

    What is more, he has become the youngest LR player in its history - 17 years, 8 months, 13 days.
    Last edited by Dreamcatcher; 01-19-2010 at 07:57 PM.

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    Default LithuaniaBaketball.com - Valančiūnas makes debut in Rytas

    Just a tiny bit more about his debut (including some photos):
    http://www.lithuaniabasketball.com/n...ovic---10.html
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    Some moments of Valančiūnas' first game in Rytas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOYrc...layer_embedded
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Some moments of Valančiūnas' first game in Rytas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOYrc...layer_embedded
    He really needs to get some muscle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    He really needs to get some muscle.
    He's 17 years old, you want him to look like Kambala? And by the way, northern boys don't grow as serbian ones, for example, which organism developes earlier, so their 18-19 year players look much older. I have noticed it while watching lithuanian-serbian youth games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    He really needs to get some muscle.
    He is quite skinny, but you've got to keep in mind that he's only 17. This will come with time and I'm not sure if overforcing the issue would help.

    And here's all of his points: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyoPc...ayer_embedded#
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher View Post
    He's 17 years old, you want him to look like Kambala?
    Do you really think so?

    I agree Simonas123, he'll have time, but generally that's one thing highly disregarded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    He really needs to get some muscle.
    It's normal for Lithuanian youngsters. Sabas wasn't much more "bigger" at his age. And there's Ilgauskas at the age of 17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OUqHzcDDLI Nothing much more than current Valančiūnas, heh?
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    Draft Express predicts Valančiūnas to be a number 3 pick in 2011 NBA draft.

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    http://www.nbadraft.net/2011mock_draft don't even know that Valanciunas exists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gytaz View Post
    Draft Express predicts Valančiūnas to be a number 3 pick in 2011 NBA draft.
    I hope this is not another player that we lose to the NBA and have some "circumstances" that prevent him from playing for NT like the Ilgauskas case. We are breeding these class players but not getting to see some of the best play for our country. For us to succeed at the world stage in the future we need a way to protect them from all the bullshit American politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher View Post
    Great Valanciunas's debut in Lietuvos Rytas. He was the best scorer against Techasas in LKL game.

    18 points (20 min, 8/11 2pt, 2/3 ft, 5 reb, 20 eff)

    What is more, he has become the youngest LR player in its history - 17 years, 8 months, 13 days.
    Some more photos from that game:

    http://litnews.lt/litnews/vtechas/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gytaz View Post
    Draft Express predicts Valančiūnas to be a number 3 pick in 2011 NBA draft.
    2011 Draft looks pretty weak as far as college players go. Because of that, Valanciunas has a good chance of being #1 if he continues to play like he has so far. If he adds more muscle by then, he should be a lock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Test View Post
    http://www.nbadraft.net/2011mock_draft don't even know that Valanciunas exists
    NBADraft.net (like most draft sites) pretty much regurgitate what Draftexpress puts on their site. They try to be different by leaving out certain players on their mock drafts.

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    Valančiūnas broke the record of BBL with 8/8 from two points range against Tartu Rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Valančiūnas broke the record of BBL with 8/8 from two points range against Tartu Rock.
    Our new GOAT

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    LTU Steep learning curve for hard-working Valanciunas

    KAUNAS (2010 FIBA World Championship) Jonas Valanciunas has a big future with Lithuania but the 2010 FIBA World Championship may come too early for the 2.10m starlet of Lietuvos Rytas.

    The 17-year-old played fouled out after playing just 16 minutes in his sides Baltic Basketball League clash against Zalgiris Kaunas over the weekend, an 85-82 win for the Kaunas team that left both sides with 16-2 records.

    Valanciunas competed but found it hard against Zalgiris big man Tadas Klimavicius and Travis Watson.

    It's a shame that a 17-year-old has to fight it out against the strongest Euroleague hustler and gets called for five fouls, Kurtinaitis said.

    We are trying to play aggressively. Today the referees didn't allow the kind of game that was allowed in Vilnius, maybe they favor home teams.

    Lietuvos Rytas won the first BBL encounter between the sides in Vilnius 91-74 back on December 12.

    "Valanciunas can't compete (yet) with the likes of Watson or Klimavicius, he's still developing," Kurtinaitis said.

    "He's still very young and needs to work, and that's exactly what he is doing."

    Klimavicius, meanwhile, is doing his best to force his way into Kestutis Kemzuras Lithuania national team for the FIBA World Championship.

    The 27-year-old power forward was easily the games top player after pouring in 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

    Because of Lietuvos Rytas +14 differential in the two meetings with Zalgiris, the Vilnius club ended the regular season in first place in the Baltic League.
    http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/new...8930/arti.html
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